What the directory contains:
The Framework for Logging Usability Data (FLUD) format has been developed to support
and encourage sharing of usability data. By standardizing the way in which user interactions
are captured, it becomes to possible to develop tools that can be shared.
When this tool is used:
If you decide to use a WebVIP-instrumented version of the TMF website, whether it is
the one provided in the TMFsite_instrumented directory or one that you create yourself
with the customization option, the resulting user log files will be written in FLUD
- FLUD output will be automatically generated when your subjects perform tasks with a
- To convert the FLUD output to formats that can assist the usability engineer in
understanding the subjects' interaction patterns, you will need to email the logs
to NIST, as described in WebVIP/Readme.html
For more information:
The full description of the FLUD format can be found at:
The FLUD format is a research product developed at the National
Institute of Standards and Technology by employees of the Federal
Government in the course of their official duties. Pursuant to title
17 Section 105 of the United States Code this format is not subject
to copyright protection and is in the public domain.
FLUD is a research prototype. As you might imagine, NIST assumes
no responsibility whatsoever for its use by other parties, and makes
no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability,
or any other characteristic.